Did this: Kayaking in Kailua

When the winds are light and the surf in town is down — which is exactly the forecast for this weekend — I still want to get in the water.

And there’s no better way than by kayaking around in Kailua. (Well, taking my dogs out on a stand-up paddle surfboard is up there, too.)

It’s an affordable way to get wet, get some exercise and get an excuse to gorge on lunch after. (Which, as you probably know, is the only reason why I work out.)

The Mokulua Islands

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The Mokulua Islands, seen here from world-renowned Lanikai Beach, are iconic on the Windward side. These twin islands are in nearly every photograph of Kailua — and for good reason. They’re as beautiful as they are important to Hawaii’s ecosystem.